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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:35 AM

More peculiar weirdness on CNN...

Aside from the usual chaff, so earlier this morning they do a story on the continuing crisis in Israel and its surround, and then jump into a fluff piece on J-Date, the matchmaking service for Jews. Now several younguns in my family have met and married thru this service and many many of my patients' social lives revolve around it, but I thought the segue was a little peculiar given the story of the weekend. I'm not dissing anything or anyone, but geez...they might have put it off for a time ...

Then again, one could make the case that it was a perfect time to showcase this aspect of Jewish life here in the Information Age...

Either way...almost funny, as in funny-weird.

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ClusterFreak Nov 2012 #1
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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. Well if you believe that producers at CNN and elsewhere are shallow...

...which I do, lol, then it might be safe to assume that the decision to air these stories back to back simply came down to the fact that someone said, "Hey! Two stories involving Jews! Let's run them right after each other!" The decison-making never got any more philosophical than that. The people who produce cable news every day aren't complicated, deep thinkers. And Jon Stewart thanks his lucky stars for them every day, for providing him with a never-ending wealth of lampoon-worthy material.

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:33 AM

2. I think this speaks volumes on the inability of post secondary education...

to create critical thinkers.

If my son/daughter came to me and asked to attend NYU or GW as a journalism student, I'd buy them a DLSR, a passport and a round trip ticket rather than spend 100K on an 'education' which produces CNN, MSNBC et. al.

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:58 AM

3. Or, Christian Mingle.

God's choice for your mate.

Gotta love the marketing. God's choice no less.


I wonder if J-Date says similar.

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